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As at Monday May 8th 2006


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OFFSHORE: With light to moderate south/south westerly winds dominating, the swell dropped away to almost nothing as the week progressed, providing offshore anglers (and the small boat brigade in particular) with unlimited opportunities to tackle the local reefs. Those who crossed the bar found Squire, Parrot Fish and Moses Perch common to all locations.
Yellowfin Tuna Snapper
In addition, for those prepared to go the distance, 'The Hards' produced Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Cobia, Pearl Perch, Red Emperor, Spotted Mackerel, Rosy Jobfish, Teraglin Jewfish and plenty of quality (to 5kg) Snapper. Closer in, Chardon's Reef was the spot for Snapper, Coral Cod, Gold Band Snapper, Hussar, Sweetlip, Teraglin Jewfish, Northern Bluefin Tuna and Shiny Mackerel while over on North Reef the extras were Pearl Perch, Estuary Cod, Teraglin Jewfish, Sweetlip, Shiny Mackerel, Cobia and, as you can see by the photo above left, Yellowfin Tuna. Father and son team Brent and Robert Nicholson boated this 7kg specimen while out there on a half day Cougar Too charter on Friday. They were kitted out with a Penn rod and a Daiwa Sealine reel loaded with 25lb line. The close in reefs were a bit patchy but on the good days; Arkwright shoal was certainly worth a look for Mackerel Tuna, Spanish Mackerel and Northern Bluefin Tuna, as was Sunshine Reef, but with the added bonus of Spotted Mackerel, Shiny Mackerel, Sweetlip, Estuary Cod and, as per the photo above right, Snapper. Karl Ullah from Maroochydore boated these 3kg and 3.5kg 'Knobbys' when he joined a full day Cougar Too charter which dropped the pick out there on Tuesday. Laguna Bay also had its moments with Spotted Mackerel and Sweetlip at Hall's Reef, Spanish Mackerel, Shark Mackerel and Spotted Mackerel intermittently at Jew Shoal plus a few Northern Bluefin Tuna occasionally firing in-close at First Point and along the shark net line.

ONSHORE: While there were plenty of anglers out on the surf beaches there weren't any real standouts to speak of with Dart being in big numbers if not of exceptional size all the way up Teewah Beach.. There were also a few Whiting and the odd Flathead reported caught along the North Shore stretch while on Main Beach, both groynes produced quality Bream and a few top weight (to 4kg) Tailor around dawn and dusk. On the east side, Dart were again in good numbers at all locations while at North Sunshine Beach the standouts were Bream, Whiting and the odd quality Jewfish. Further south, Peregian Beach yielded quality Whiting, as did Sunrise and Castaways beaches with Tarwhine and Bream a bonus
Luderick Greenback Tailor
In the river, Flathead were the bread and butter species this week with best results coming from Weyba Creek (along with Bream and Whiting), Munna Point (where Queenfish to 3kg were on the prowl) and the area around the Noosaville boat ramp which also yielded Trevally and Tailor. Trevally were also on the bite up around Harbourtown (which also saw a bit of Mangrove Jack activity) and down in the Woods Bays where, as you can see by the photo above right, the odd quality Tailor was responding to slugs, surface poppers and hard body lures. Lee Mangan-Smith boated this 2kg Greenback on Saturday morning using a River2Sea Humbug shallow diving minnow as his draw card. He was armed with a Berkley 2kg-4kg rod and an Abu threadline reel loaded with 3kg line and 10lb trace. Apart from that, Taelor Russell (above left) nailed himself a 1kg Luderick while fishing up around the Tewantin Ferry yesterday. He was using fresh Prawn for bait. On the freshwater scene, the Lake MacDonald Bass were chasing spinnerbaits around 'Three Ways' while at Borumba Dam most of the Bass action was once again in the Yabba Arm where Jackals seemed to get most of the attention.
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